The picture describes a story about a traveler who encounters a terrible storm and because he cannot see very well through the rain, he falls into a ditch and breaks his leg. He sits in the ditch through the night, and when dawn breaks, he notices a broken bridge just ahead. He rejoices that he had fallen when he did instead of trying to cross a broken bridge.

'Tis All for the Best

The picture describes a story about a traveler who encounters a terrible storm and because he cannot…

The skeleton of the arm and leg. Labels: H, the humerus; Cd, its articular head which fits into the glenoid fossa of the scapula; U, the ulna; R, the radius; O, the olecranon; Fe, the femur; P, the patella; Fi, the fibula; T, the tibia.

Arm and Leg Skeleton

The skeleton of the arm and leg. Labels: H, the humerus; Cd, its articular head which fits into the…

"The dotted line shows the course of the right femoral artery." — Blaisedell, 1904

Femoral artery

"The dotted line shows the course of the right femoral artery." — Blaisedell, 1904

"The Femoral Artery of Right Leg." — Blaisedell, 1904

Leg artery

"The Femoral Artery of Right Leg." — Blaisedell, 1904

"Artery in the Front of the Right Leg." — Blaisedell, 1904

Leg artery

"Artery in the Front of the Right Leg." — Blaisedell, 1904

"Roller Bandage. Bandage, a surgical wrapper of some kind applied to a limb or other portion of the body to keep parts in position, exert a pressure, or for other purpose." -Vaughan, 1906

Roller Bandage

"Roller Bandage. Bandage, a surgical wrapper of some kind applied to a limb or other portion of the…

A group of beetles known for being predators. They have bulging eyes and slender legs.

Tiger Beetle

A group of beetles known for being predators. They have bulging eyes and slender legs.

A group of beetles known for being preditors. They have bulging eyes and slender legs.

Wood Tiger Beetle

A group of beetles known for being preditors. They have bulging eyes and slender legs.

Back view of muscles of the calf.

Back View of the Muscles of the Calf

Back view of muscles of the calf.

This leg of candelabrum base is an antique design that is found in Paestum, Italy. In this design the claw rests on a disc.

Leg of Candelabrum Base

This leg of candelabrum base is an antique design that is found in Paestum, Italy. In this design the…

This leg of candelabrum base is an antique design of an animal's foot.

Leg of Candelabrum Base

This leg of candelabrum base is an antique design of an animal's foot.

Human legs are not unfrequently born as charges in Heraldry, sometimes naked, sometimes booted, and they may even be couped.

Charge

Human legs are not unfrequently born as charges in Heraldry, sometimes naked, sometimes booted, and…

A table leg designed by Thomas Chippendale. This table leg has a "cabriole" style.

Chippendale Table Leg 1

A table leg designed by Thomas Chippendale. This table leg has a "cabriole" style.

A table leg designed by Thomas Chippendale. The table leg has a taper leg style.

Chippendale Table Leg 2

A table leg designed by Thomas Chippendale. The table leg has a taper leg style.

A table leg designed by Thomas Chippendale. This table leg has a "cabriole" leg style.

Chippendale Table Leg 3

A table leg designed by Thomas Chippendale. This table leg has a "cabriole" leg style.

Illustration where one leg of a right triangle is the diameter of a circle. The tangent at the point where the circumference cuts the hypotenuse bisects the other leg.

Circle With a Right Triangle

Illustration where one leg of a right triangle is the diameter of a circle. The tangent at the point…

The head and leg of the crane, a bird in the Gruidae family of cranes.

Crane Head and Leg

The head and leg of the crane, a bird in the Gruidae family of cranes.

Distribution of cutaneous nerves on the back of the lower legs. On the one side the distribution of the several nerves is represented the letters indicating their nomenclature. Labels: L.1, 2, 3, S.1, 2, 3, posterior primary division of lumbar and sacral nerves: I.H, iliohypgastric; T.12, lateral and posterior branches of the last thoracic nerve; A.Co1, posterior sacrococcygeal nerve; A.Co2, anterior sacro-coccygeal nerve; PERF., perforating cutaneous nerve; S.Sc, small sciatic; E.C, external cutaneous; OBT, obturator; I.C, internal cutaneous; E.P.S, sural branches of peroneal; I.S., internal saphenous; E.S, external saphenous; M.C, musculocutaneous; CALC, calcanean branch of posterior tibial; I.P, internal plantar; E.P. external plantar nerve. On the other side a schematic representation is given of the areas supplied by the above nerves, the letters indicating the spinal origin of the branches of distribution to each area.

Cutaneous Nerves of the Back Legs

Distribution of cutaneous nerves on the back of the lower legs. On the one side the distribution of…

Distribution of cutaneous nerves on the back of the right lower extremity. The figure at the right shows the areas of distribution of the cutaneous nerves. The letters and numerals in the figure at the left indicate spinal origins of the nerves distributed to each area.

Cutaneous Nerves on the Back of the Legs

Distribution of cutaneous nerves on the back of the right lower extremity. The figure at the right shows…

Distribution of cutaneous nerves on the front of the right lower extremity. The figure at the right shows the areas of distribution of the cutaneous nerves. The letters and numeral in the figure at the left indicate spinal origin of the nerves distributed to each area.

Cutaneous Nerves on the Front of the Legs

Distribution of cutaneous nerves on the front of the right lower extremity. The figure at the right…

"Shows how the bones of the arm (q), forearm (q'x), and foot (o), are twisted to form an osseous screw."—Pettigrew, 1875

Anterior Extremity of Elephant

"Shows how the bones of the arm (q), forearm (q'x), and foot (o), are twisted to form an osseous screw."—Pettigrew,…

The anterior surface of the right femur.

Femur

The anterior surface of the right femur.

The posterior surface of the right femur.

Femur

The posterior surface of the right femur.

The right femur, rear view.

Femur

The right femur, rear view.

Right femur from before.

Femur from Before

Right femur from before.

Right femur from behind.

Femur from Behind

Right femur from behind.

Lower end of right femur from below.

Lower End of Femur from Below

Lower end of right femur from below.

"The Right Femur sawed in Two Lengthwise." — Blaisedell, 1904

Cross Section of a Femur

"The Right Femur sawed in Two Lengthwise." — Blaisedell, 1904

Fracture of the neck of the femur within the capsular ligament.

Fractured Femur

Fracture of the neck of the femur within the capsular ligament.

Fracture of the neck of the femur below trochanters.

Fractured Femur

Fracture of the neck of the femur below trochanters.

Fracture of the neck of the femur above condyles.

Fractured Femur

Fracture of the neck of the femur above condyles.

Frontal section through upper end of femur, showing arrangement of pressure and tension lamellae.

Frontal Section Through Upper End of Femur

Frontal section through upper end of femur, showing arrangement of pressure and tension lamellae.

The Femur (upper leg bone) is the longest, largest, and strongest bone in the skeleton. Labels: b, rounded head; n, neck; gtr, greater trochanter; ltr, lesser trochanter.

Human Femur Bone

The Femur (upper leg bone) is the longest, largest, and strongest bone in the skeleton. Labels: b, rounded…

The longitudinal section of the extremity of the femur, exhibiting the arrangement of the spongy substance. Labels: 1, 2 Positions in which the compact substance appears to resolve itself into a series of arches.

Longitudinal Section of the Femur

The longitudinal section of the extremity of the femur, exhibiting the arrangement of the spongy substance.…

Right fibula from before.

Fibula from Before

Right fibula from before.

Right fibula from behind

Fibula from Behind

Right fibula from behind

Section five inches above the lower end of the fibula.

Cross Section Five Inches Above the Lower End of the Fibula

Section five inches above the lower end of the fibula.

Section four inches above the lower end of the fibula.

Cross Section Four Inches Above the Lower End of the Fibula

Section four inches above the lower end of the fibula.

Section through the head of the right fibula.

Cross Section Through Fibula

Section through the head of the right fibula.

Right fibula, inner aspect.

Inner Aspect of Fibula

Right fibula, inner aspect.

"Galvani found that whenever the nerves of a frog's leg were touched by one metal and the muscles by another, convulsions took place on bringing the two different metals in contact." —Wells, 1857

Frog Experiment

"Galvani found that whenever the nerves of a frog's leg were touched by one metal and the muscles by…

"GAMBE. An obsolete French word, signifying a leg, and is still used in Heraldry, for the leg of a lion or other creature borne in coats of arms." -Hall, 1862

Gambe

"GAMBE. An obsolete French word, signifying a leg, and is still used in Heraldry, for the leg of a lion…

The head and leg of the heron, a bird in the Ardeidae family of wading birds.

Heron Head and Leg

The head and leg of the heron, a bird in the Ardeidae family of wading birds.

Line of pressure between hip and knee.

Line of Pressure Between Hip and Knee

Line of pressure between hip and knee.

"The proportions of the human figure. As handed down to us by Vitruvius and described by Joseph Bonomi." —D'Anvers, 1895

Proportions of human figure

"The proportions of the human figure. As handed down to us by Vitruvius and described by Joseph Bonomi."…

The human humerus bone, the longest and largest bone of the upper leg. Labels: a, rounded head; gt, greater tuberosity; lt, lesser tuberosity; b, groove for attachment of biceps tendon.

The Human Humerus

The human humerus bone, the longest and largest bone of the upper leg. Labels: a, rounded head; gt,…

Right knee joint from the lateral surface. The joint cavity and several bursae have been injected with a stiffening medium and then dissected out.

Knee Joint from Lateral Surface

Right knee joint from the lateral surface. The joint cavity and several bursae have been injected with…

Right knee joint showing interior ligaments.

Knee Joint Showing Interior Ligaments

Right knee joint showing interior ligaments.

Section through right knee joint.

Cross Section Through Knee Joint

Section through right knee joint.

Frontal section through middle of right knee joint. Seen from behind.

Frontal Section Through Knee Joint

Frontal section through middle of right knee joint. Seen from behind.

Frontal section through knee joint, showing articulating surfaces and epiphyseal lines.

Frontal Section Through Knee Joint

Frontal section through knee joint, showing articulating surfaces and epiphyseal lines.

Right knee joint opened, and the knee flexed. Seen from before.

Opened and Flexed Knee Joint

Right knee joint opened, and the knee flexed. Seen from before.

Right knee joint. Sagittal section through the external condyle of the femur. Mesal half of section, from lateral side. The knee is slightly flexed; the joint surfaces have been pulled a little apart.

Sagittal Section Through Knee Joint

Right knee joint. Sagittal section through the external condyle of the femur. Mesal half of section,…

Bones of the knee also showing muscle. Labels: s, insertion of the sartorius; g, insertion of the gracilis.

Bones of the Knee

Bones of the knee also showing muscle. Labels: s, insertion of the sartorius; g, insertion of the gracilis.

Median frontal section of the right knee, viewed from in front.

Median Frontal Section Through Knee

Median frontal section of the right knee, viewed from in front.

Region of the knee, seen obliquely from behind and within.

Muscles of Knee

Region of the knee, seen obliquely from behind and within.

Patella removed from right knee, which is strongly flexed to show alar ligaments and ligamentum mucosum. A probe is passed beneath the latter.

Patella Removed from Knee

Patella removed from right knee, which is strongly flexed to show alar ligaments and ligamentum mucosum.…

Sagittal section of the right knee, viewed from the outer side. The joint cavity proper lies to each side of the anterior crural ligament.

Sagittal Section Through Knee

Sagittal section of the right knee, viewed from the outer side. The joint cavity proper lies to each…

An artificial leg.

Leg

An artificial leg.

This illustration shows a bandage wrapped firmly around a leg.

Leg Bandage

This illustration shows a bandage wrapped firmly around a leg.