Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 27 On the Digits of the Hand

The just size of the bones 11

Since it is worthwhile that a bone that comes before be larger than the one that comes after it, or the bearer than the one borne, Nature also rightly fashioned the first bone of each digit larger than the second, and the second in turn greater 12 than the third, reducing the lower bones not only in length but also in thickness and width, in this way chiefly constricting the fingers from a wider base gradually to a point and arranging a shape of the fingers which we consider most becoming in women. 13



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 27 On the Digits of the Hand