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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Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife

More incredible perhaps is that Arigo apparently did these operations usually in less than a minute, more often a few seconds, without using sterilised instruments or antiseptics. Known mainly from the Philippines and Brazil, psychic surgery is a supposedly paranormal medical practice where tissue is removed from the patient’s body by a ‘psychic doctor’ in a painless operation, performed without the use of anaesthetics or antiseptics.

During the operations there would be little bleeding and the patients would feel no pain. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, but was pardoned by President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira. One day he felt that the voice that had been pursuing him took over his body, and he had a vision of a bald man, dressed in a white apron and supervising a team of doctors and nurses in an enormous operating room. He lay her down on the newspaper covered floor and made a quick incision, rusyt into argo girl’s liver, with his penknife.

Overwhelmed by his seemingly miraculous cure Bittencourt started talking about it to his friends and associates and even included it in his political speeches, thus leading to instant fame for Arigo. Fritz Arigo claimed that he performed his operations whilst in a trance state possessed by or channelling the spirit of a German doctor called ‘ Dr Adolphus Fritz’, who had apparently died induring World War I.

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John was also married to a NorthWest flight Attendant who was the researcher mentioned in his book “Ghost of Flight ” His book We Almost Lost Detroit deals with a serious accident at shrgeon Fermi nuclear power plant near Detroit.


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Arigo always operated in bright light, and allowed anyone who was interested to come and watch his surgery, including doctors. 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.

Hardcoverpages. To ruwty other readers questions about Arigoplease sign up. He comes to the conclusion that something not explainable by modern man takes place when Arigo goes to work on a man with a tumor in the throat and in five seconds flat has the bulging cancer growth in a dirty enamel dish.

Neither Cruz nor the girl’s father had any explanation for what they had witnessed. He was to serve seven months of a month prison sentence, though he was allowed to continue treating people while held in jail.

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Mama Mouse rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Wanda Gonzalez rated it liked it Aug 09, It Is a fact that both Brazilian and American doctors have verified Arigo’s healings and have taken explicit color motion pictures of his work and operations.

For many years he wrote a regular column for the Saturday Review magazine, called “Trade Winds”. Unfortunately, the 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.

During an operation on a Mrs. I am not sure whether the Philippine pen knife surgeons were active at this time, but they were incontrovertibly proven fakes. Most of the medical profession today considers psychic surgery a complete fraud, an irresponsible practice giving false hope to those suffering from fatal diseases.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Currently, Rubens Farias Jr, a former Sao Paulo engineer and computer programmer, claims to be the channel for the spirit of Dr. Milo King rated it liked it Feb 09, Sometimes a penknife passed over ruwty lighter would do. How Arigo accomplished his surgical feats is a disputed point. Refresh and try again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Wilde brothers both died violently in car crashes, while Queiroz was stabbed to death in Fuller died of lung cancer in The senator passed out only to awake the next russty to find his pyjama top slashed, blood on his chest and a neat incision in his ribcage.


Fuller ponders long and hard whether this is true. Perhaps due to friends in high places Arigo was subsequently pardoned and released without serving his knjfe.

Fuller ‘s book Arigo withdrew publication of his own Gardner book.

His most important book was the fictional novel We Almost Lost Detroit. His prescriptions were filled at the only pharmacy in town run by the amateur doctor’s brother. Puharich knige that apart from his psychic surgery, Arigo was also able to diagnose illnesses, khife appropriate treatment at a glance, and write out complex prescriptions, often for dangerously high doses of drugs, or for medicines that were obsolete or even illegal. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, but was pardoned by President of Brazil Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira.

However, he was allowed to continue treating people while held kniife jail. During the brief operation Margues also claimed he saw surfeon scissors moving alone, as if being taken by another hand, and described hearing ‘the sound of metals and tissues being cut. According to his autobiographyaround he began to suffer from strong headachesinsomniatrancesand hallucinations.

A few days later on 11 January he was killed in a car crash. 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. And it is a remarkable story.

The scissors appeared to move of their own accord. He possessed no medical knowledge whatsoever, worked in unsanitary conditions, and used only his hands, a rusty knife or occasionally a pair of scissors; his only concession to cleanliness was to wipe his knife on his shirt before and after surgery.

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