Arigo has 31 ratings and 3 reviews. Heikki said: John G. Fuller led an interesting life. As a reporter he became known for his powerful and clear prose t. This is an excerpt from “Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife” by John G Fuller Now, this was a long ass explanation and you might be wondering. But your review of my forthcoming book, Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife by Martin Gardner [NYR, May 16] has gone so far beyond calumny.

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It is an established fact that Ze Arigo, the peasant Brazilian surgeon-healer, could cut through the flesh and viscera with an unclean kitchen-or pocket knife and there would be no pain, no hemostasis-the tying off of blood vessels and no need for stitches.

Thomas rated it liked it Aug 06, No kniff or quizzes yet. Seamus rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Whilst this is undoubtedly true of a host of fake psychic surgeons, it is difficult to believe that Arigo was able to fool a million or so pa tients, not to mention the numerous doctors and other qualified observers who witnessed and verified his operations over a twenty year period.

After claiming to have channeled Dr. Investigations showed that Arigo’s prescriptions worked, even on terminal cases, although, as with his surgery, there was no known medical reason why they should do so.

Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife

This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Arigo’s early Psychic Surgery According to the story, instate senator Bittencourt apparently invited Arigo along with some other miners to attend a rally in the city of Belo Horizonte.

Arigo performed surgery with no anaesthesia, no painkillers, no sterilized equipment. He saved many with cancer and other fatal diseases who had been given up as hopeless by leading doctors and hospitals in many of the most advanced countries.


The records still held at the British Society for Psychical Research are complete and verifiable. Incident at Exeter concerned a series of well-publicized UFO sightings in and around the town of Exeter, New Hampshire in the fall of see the Exeter incident. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hardcoverpages.

Eusty for a good resource of information regarding permanent lip augmentation gurgaon? Since Arigo, Surgeon of the Rusty Knife was a Reader’s Digest condensed book back when Reader’s Digest had a huge paid circulation — and more importantly, a huge “pass-along” circulation most subscribers did not throw away their old Digests — I ask, “What happened?

One example of Arigo’s skill performed whilst in prison was witnessed by a Roman Catholic Judge called Filippe Immesi, who went to investigate the legendary psychic surgeon for himself. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

According to Aurgeon, things then got even stranger, as Arigo inserted a pair of scissors into the wound and immediately took away his hand. Dusty topics too, from lost nuclear weapons to price-fixing in the electrical industry to UFOs, cover quite a range.

He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, but was pardoned by President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira. His reputation soared and spread throughout Brazil after it was alleged that he had removed a cancerous tumor from the lung of a well-known Brazilian senator.

Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife by John Grant Fuller Jr.

CongonhasMinas GeraisBrazil. W ith the prie st about to administer the last rites Arigo suddenly ran out of the room into the kitchen, grabbed a knife came back and thrust it swiftly into the woman’s vagina. It is a fact that he could stop the flow of blood with a nkife verbal command. Debunkers have suggested that Arigo never pierced the patient’s skin at all, but probably pinched or rolled it back over the area to be operated on, placed his hand under the roll of skin and ‘removed’ a piece of bloody animal tissue he had concealed in his clenched fist, or perhaps under the operating table.


Unfortunately, rusyt publicity and fame which Arigo’s abilities attracted brought him the unwanted attention of the Brazilian government, who, in the spring ofarrested him for practicing medicine without a license, despite pleas from thousands of his patients.

He has allegedly performed numerous surgeries for ailments ranging from cataract to malignant tumors — all with the help of his rusty knife. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

off When Fuller turned to the case of Arigo, the uneducated man who claimed to perform surgery under the tutelage of a Dr Fritz a quite dead entityhe packed a pound of salt atigo embarking on the trip to the Brazilian jungle.

Surgeon of the Rusty Knife. Other eminent individuals taken to Arigo to be treated were Brazilian President Kubitschek’s daughter, his pilot and the head of his security police, all of whom reportedly came back cured from the great healer. Return to Book Page. It is always right. He wiped them on his shirt and used no disinfectant. During the operations there would be little bleeding and the patients would feel no pain.