The human machine; the anatomical structure & mechanism of by George B. Bridgman

By George B. Bridgman

Every one portion of physique from skeletal point via including muscular tissues to "life" shape. Over four hundred illustrations.

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The external oblique muscle above to the lower eight ribs, below to the iliac crest attached masses of the torse are: the chest, the vis, abdomen and the pel- between them, the epigastrium. The first two are comparatively and the middle one is c[uite movable. The rectus abdominus, stable, 2* 3. The is portions. is ribs ac- to the change of form and not to the change of the bones, due to the The elasticity of the cartilages. thorax or rib cage is cone shaped with the base below and narrow above.

The radius turns round the ulna in these grooves and on the tubercles at the heads of both bones. The lower extremity of the humerus gives a key to the movements of the elbow joint. Above, the shaft of the humerus is completely covered by the muscles of the upper arm. Below, the inner and outer condyles come to the surface near the elbow. The inner condyle is more in evidence. The outer one is hidden by muscle, when the arm is straightened out. When the arm is bent, it becomes more prominent and easier to locate.

Its outer head occupies the outer and upper surface of the humerus. The inner head occupies the inner and lower portion of the bone. The long head reaches diagonally in and up to the shoulder blade. Following the bone of the upper arm, is a flattened space, which marks its common tendon. This muscle with its tendon straightens out the flexed arm and is the antagonist to thd the biceps. biceps. 3 . The coraco brachialis. [44] BICEPS TRICEPS \\ . - ^- ^ v i , * 1 1 U' TRICEPS 1 . 2 . Qv the same way a finger is bent, the forearm is contraction^/In bent.

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