The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Anatomical Snuff Box

The anatomical snuff box is a feature of the human hand anatomy that is a depression formed at the wrist (scaphoid-trapezium area, dorsal side) when extending the thumb strongly (radial abduction), which is named for being suited to employ in carrying snuff tobacco to the nose.


  1. Surface Anatomy. John Stuart Penton Lumley. Fourth Edition; Page 84. 2008.
  2. Anatomy for Artists. John Marshall. Page 384. 1878. Digitised version