Ottoman dental book showing molars infected with toothworms. As early as Babylonian times and lasting well into the 18 century, it was thought that a toothache was caused by worms. The theory was disproved by Jacob Christian Schaffer in Tooth worms?
AN IZNIK POTTERY DISH OTTOMAN TURKEY, CIRCA 1640 With sloping rim on short foot, the white interior painted in green, red and blue, with large standing woman in green tunic holding a pair of tulips, flanked by red and blue floral sprays, the rim with cloud and scroll motif, the exterior with simple alternating green and blue motifs, 11¼in. (29cm.) diam.