Lee Hadden writes: "The Scientist has an interesting story about the fate of science in Iraq.
"Rebuilding Iraqi Science" by Sam Jaffe is found in the July 14, 2003,
issue, beginning on page 22.
At the Natural History Museum, "The looting and destruction
continued. Then the looters became arsonists. Someone tried to light papers
in the library, and Rahab followed them in. After the fire started raging
and the firesetters fled, Rahab poured what little water he could find on
the flames, and then stamped out the rest with his shoes. At one point he
fell to the floor and used his hands to extinguish the flames.