A System of Anatomy and Physiology; With the Comparative Anatomy of Animals Volume 1

A System of Anatomy and Physiology; With the Comparative Anatomy of Animals Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ...parts take a long time to recover their tone, and their swellingsare very obstinate. ME whose greatest extent is forwards from the axis of the bone. At the fore-part of each side of the root of each of these Chap: II. SUPERIOR EXTREMITIES. gar tions are not fit for large motions. The air-ticulation of their round heads at the lower ends with the cavitics of the first bones of the fingers, is to be taken notice of hereafter. The concavity on the fore-part of these metacarpal bones, ' and the placing their bases on the arched Carpus, cause them to form a hollow in the palm of the hand, which, is often are almost equally flatted; only the ridge on the fore-part of the sibody inclines outwards. The tubercles at the fore-part contiguous to any other bone; but it is prominent where the potss only enjoys a much larger motion than any of ' the rest, but draws the third bone with it, when the palm of the handis to be made hollow by its advancement forwards, and by th/e-prominence of the thumb opposite to it, i 'she THUMB gm) is situated obliquely in respect of the fingers, neither opposite directly to them, nor in the lamesi plaine with themJ All its bones are much thicker and stronger in proportion to their length, than the bone of the fingers are: l-Vliich are extremely necessary, since the thumb counteracts all the fingers. _ T he first bone of the thumb has its base adapted to the double pulley of the trapezium: For, in ViCWsimg it froin' one fide to the other, it appears convex in the middle; but when considered from behind forwards, it is concave there." she edge at the fore-part oi this bate is produced far; ther than any other part; and round the back-part otsi the base a rough fossa may be seen, for the connection of the is shorter, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236825799
  • 9781236825797