2 (a) Plate from Giulio Casseri's De vocis auditusque organis historia anatomica (Ferrara, 1600). This Renaissance drawing shows that the larynx (labelled E) forms the top of the whindpipe, and that its front end is the tip ol the Adam's apple. Various muscles above and below it can change its vertical position; (b) Modern drawing, showing that the main part of the larynx, the thyroid cartilage, has at the rear two lower 'horns' which are socketed to the cricoid cartilage below, and two upper 'horns' linked to the hyoid bone above. In 2a the front of the hyoid bone, about halfway between 'E' and 'A', is labelled 'B'