SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Shoulder bones and ligaments. Historical anatomical artwork of shoulder bones (yellow) and ligaments (white). Ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that hold bones together at their joints. These artworks show (left-right then top-bottom): front and rear views of a shoulder joint; rear and front surfaces of the scapula (shoulder blade, arm socket at right); front and rear views of ribs and clavicles (collar bones) attaching to the top of the sternum (breast bone). Down centre (from top): glenoid ligament of the shoulder joint; right-hand clavicle (front & below); sectioned shoulder joint (front). Artwork from The Bones and Ligaments of the Human Body (Ed. Jones Quain, London, 1842).
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