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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The understandably stunned relatives immediately called a doctor, who confirmed that Arigo had indeed removed a tumour from the woman, without apparent pain or haemorrhaging. surgson

Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife

Seamus rated it it was amazing Mar 23, 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. The book remains one of the most influential in UFO history; and has been hotly debated since its publication.

Heather rated it it was amazing Mar 26, He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, but was pardoned by President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira. Sometimes a penknife passed over a lighter would do. The records still held at th John G. Sources and Further Reading.

After taking several x-rays senator Bittencourt ‘s doctor informed him that the tumour had inexplicably disappeared. Page rated it did not like it Jun 22, Copyright by Brian Haughton. 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. It is a fact that he could stop the flow of blood with a sharp verbal command.

In he was arrested and held for seven months for practicing medicine without a license. Most of the medical profession today considers psychic surgery a complete fraud, an irresponsible practice giving false hope to those suffering from fatal diseases.


He was to serve seven months of a month prison sentence, though he was allowed to continue treating people while held in jail. I am not sure whether the Philippine pen knife surgeons were active at this time, but they were incontrovertibly proven fakes. According to his autobiographyaround he began to suffer from strong headachesinsomniatrancesand hallucinations.

Fuller ‘s book Arigo withdrew publication of his own Gardner book. 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. Whilst this is undoubtedly true of a host of fake psychic surgeons, it is difficult to believe that Arigo was able to fool a thf 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.

This entity identified itself as “Dr. 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. 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 French school teacher Leon Rivail, using the pseudonym Allan Kardec.

More incredible perhaps is that Arigo surgeln did these operations usually in less than a minute, more often a few seconds, without using sterilised instruments or antiseptics.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He made thousands of correct diagnoses without even examining the patient. The cataract was out in seconds Posted by krishna at The whole operation had taken five seconds, there was little bleeding and no infection afterwards.

But no matter what the topic, his voice is loud and clear. He kknife her down on the newspaper covered floor and made a quick incision, apparently into the girl’s liver, with his penknife.

Want to Read saving…. The book was the first to seriously claim that competent, reliable witnesses were being abducted by UFOs for medical and scientific experiments. 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.


When asked for his own explanation of this incredible ability his reply was disarmingly straight forward – ‘I simply listen to a voice in my right ear and repeat whatever it says.

Fullers book about the case see sources. Fuller ponders long and hard whether this is true.

Beyond this, all is conjecture. Steve rated it did not like it Jan 07, Mickman rated it liked it Mar 10, For many years he wrote a regular column for the Saturday If magazine, called “Trade Winds”.

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He then collapsed, and subsequently stated that he could remember nothing of the operation. His family was very poor rudty he could only study up to the third grade of school. If his healing abilities were faked, which is a distinct possibility, he knkfe 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.

Kevin rated it really liked it Apr 04, The scissors appeared to move of their own accord. Fuller died of lung cancer in It must be borne in mind that in all this time Arigo was never detected in fraud; he was accused of it, but never by anybody who actually saw him at work. Fuller wrote The Great Soul Trial about the disappearance of Arizona Miner James Kidd and the later trial regarding his will, which left his fortune to anyone who could prove the existence of the human soul.