May 5, 2014

Who needs an osteologist? (Installment 14)

PBS needs an osteologist.  This isn't subtitled, unfortunately, so I'll transcribe it and you can click through at this link (it'll jump to the relevant spot after a skippable ad) to see for yourself.  Immediately before the picture you see below, the narrator says:

"... in particular, from this seventh cervical vertebra, part of the king's backbone."
Cervical, thoracic... same difference, right? (Credit: PBS.)
Here is the cervical spine, with C7 being the bottom-most:


Thanks to eagle-eyed PbO reader Rachelle Brydon for the link!



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