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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What they uncovered was a story that defies belief and yet it is a true story. One of the first and most famous of these Brazilian psychic surgeons was an ex-miner known as Arigo. Neerav Shah rated it really liked it May 20, 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.
Fuller led an interesting life.
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Kf he was arrested and held for seven months for practicing medicine without a license. During the operations there would be little bleeding and the patients would feel no pain. Arigo had only a third grade education and no medical training whatsoever, yet thousands flocked to the small village where he lived from all over Brazil and South America, indeed from all over the world, to be cured by him.
Mnife, for example could Arigo have faked the eye thhe mentioned above, especially in front of other medical practitioners? Books by John Grant Fuller Jr. Steve rated it did not like it Jan 07, Milo King rated it liked it Feb 09, He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, but was pardoned by President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira. The book was the first to seriously claim that competent, reliable witnesses were being abducted by UFOs for medical and scientific experiments. Murlidhar Murthy rated it it was amazing Mar 06, One of the videos is included here.
Arjgo for Skeptical Inquiry. He performed hundreds of operations daily without antiseptics – usually with an ordinary kitchen knife or jackknife – without anesthetics, without tying off blood vessels, without major bleeding, without any of the benefits of modern science.
His prescriptions were filled at the only pharmacy in town run by the amateur doctor’s brother. W ith the thw 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. Once this was done, he would call each patient into a cubicle where subsequent diagnose and treatment would be administered.
John Grant Fuller Jr. He saved many with cancer and other fatal diseases who had been given up as hopeless by leading doctors and hospitals in rsty of the most advanced countries.
Arigo–The Surgeon with the Rusty Knife
ths His topics too, from lost nuclear weapons to price-fixing in the electrical industry to UFOs, cover quite a range. But none of these facts, all carefully brought together and examined, can add up to an explanation.
Oct 01, Misty Rain rated it it was amazing. It is a fact that among his patients were leading executives, statesmen ,lawyers ,scientists, doctors, aristocrats from many countries,as well as the poor and desolate. By such means were Arigo’s alleged “miracle healings” actually performed. The whole operation had taken five seconds, there was little bleeding and no infection afterwards. Jose Pedro de Freitas he took the name Arigo when he became famous as a healer in was born in Octoberon a farm 6km outside the mining town of Congonhas do Campo, east-central Minas Gerais, in the Brazilian Highlands.
This is the strange and wonderful story of Xurgeon – one of the greatest healers of all time. One of the many physicians who witnessed Arigo’s psychic surgery was Dr.
Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife
Popular medium of Spiritist movement. That night Qrigo entered Bittencourt’s room apparently in a state of trance, carrying a razor. 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? He never charged for his services or would accept any remuneration. Beyond this, all is conjecture.
However, he was allowed to continue treating people while held in jail. But no matter what the topic, his voice is loud surgepn clear. Among those he healed were the educated, famous, and wealthy as well as the poor and desolate.
On one occasion, when Arigo was shown a film of himself operating, he fainted. The senator was intending to travel gusty the US to undergo surgery after the rally.
C rated it really liked it Sep 01, Christopher rated it really liked it Mar 15, The evidence, in the form of thousands of testimonies by patients and doctors, photographs and movie films, is certainly impressive in the case of Arigo. Heather rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Puharich’s studies included tests on the blood from tissue Arigo had removed from patients, in order to ascertain that it did indeed belong to the person who had been operated on.
At the age of 14 he began working at a mine where he worked for 6 years. This is the documented account of a man who cured hundreds of thousands of sick and dying and yet was prosecuted by the government under which he lived and ostracized by the church in which he fervently believed.
Over the next twenty years, thousands of people who mistrusted traditional medicineor had not found help in it, came to Congonhas in search of a cure. And it is a remarkable story.