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 34 On the Nails

[On the Usefulness of Fingernails]



In these two figures we represent the nail [unguis] as it is usually seen when it is pulled from a hand or foot that has been cooked for the preparation of a skeleton. The right 1 figure, marked with letters, shows the inner region of the nail, or its hollow; the other illustrates the convex [dorsal] side of the nail. 2 A shows the part 3 of the nail that appears before dissection. B marks the part 4 that is soft, is nowhere exposed, and should be considered as it were the root of the nail.



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 34 On the Nails