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A Treatise on Painting, by Leonardo da Vinci
Senex and Taylor, London


LDE T0343   CID219  Little Bones formes in the Ligaments of some of the Jonctures

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In some of the Jonctures of the Body, are found little Bones, fixed in the middle of the Ligaments, with which these Jonctures are bound together: These are found in the Knees, the Shoulders, the Breast, and the Feet, and are in Number eight; viz. in each Shoulder one, as many in each Knee, and two in each Foot, under the first Joncture of the great Toe, towards the Heel: And let it be observed by the Way, that these Bones always grow extremely hard, as the Person draws near to Old Age.