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 29 On the Bones Which Are Attached to the Sides of the Sacrum

An account of the pubic bone

The anterior, which is called the pubic bone, is quite slender, and the right bone is attached to the left by means of cartilage (j in the skeletons) [discus interpubicus] as if by symphysis [symphysis pubica]. The more advanced in age a person is, the less this union is filled with cartilage and the less cartilage it shows. This is common to both men and women.



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 29 On the Bones Which Are Attached to the Sides of the Sacrum