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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–The Surgeon with the Rusty Knife

But none of these facts, all carefully brought together and examined, can add up to an explanation. In Brazil in the late s many ‘spiritual doctors’ were associated with the philosophical doctrine of ‘spiritism’, founded in in the mid 19th Century by Arkgo school teacher Leon Rivail, using the pseudonym Allan Kardec.

His family was very poor and he could only study up to the third grade of school.

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. Fuller ponders long and hard whether this is true.

Popular medium of Spiritist movement. Mama Mouse rated it it was amazing Apr 25, But no matter what the topic, his voice is loud and clear.

Call it a hoax, call it sleight of hand – but read the book first, and judge only after you’ve seen the evidence. Twisting the knife around for a few seconds he rapidly extracted the bloody tumour which he threw, together with the kitchen knife, into the sink.


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

Linda L Metcalf Metcalf rated it really liked it Jan 13, Neither Cruz nor the girl’s father had any explanation for what they had witnessed. Steve rated it did not like it Jan 07, His prescriptions were filled at the only pharmacy in town run by the amateur doctor’s brother.

That night Arigo entered Bittencourt’s room apparently in a state of trance, carrying a razor. The doctor would start with a prayer and then preach about the ill effects of drinking and smoking to all those who were gathered. Oct 01, Misty Rain rated it it was amazing.

The Hills were a married couple who claimed to have been abducted in by the occupants of a UFO in the White Mountains of New Hampshire while returning home from a vacation.

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 the Fermi nuclear power plant near Detroit. This arigp was last edited on 10 Decemberat The understandably stunned relatives immediately called a doctor, srgeon confirmed that Arigo had indeed removed a tumour from the woman, without apparent pain or haemorrhaging.

If his healing abilities were faked, which is a distinct possibility, he was still able in some way to remove all sense of fear and pain from his patients, to affect their minds in an extremely powerful way. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, but was pardoned by President of Brazil Juscelino Kubitschek de Thf.


Oct 18, Justin rated it it was ok. Apparently, Arigo and his family were gathered round the bed of a female r elative dying from cancer of the uterus. There was no need for stitches and wounds would heal remarkably fast; there is also no record of a patient ever having become infected, despite the unsterile conditions.

Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A biopsy zurgeon the growth which Arigo had removed confirmed that the growth was indeed cancer. Ali Murray rated it it was amazing Jul 17, The book remains one of the most influential in UFO history; and has been hotly debated since its publication.

By such means were Arigo’s alleged “miracle healings” actually performed. It is a fact that there would be no ensuing infection, even though no antiseptic was used. ursty

How Arigo accomplished his surgical feats is a disputed point. Posted by krishna at