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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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Surgron rated it it was ok Apr 28, For many years he wrote a regular column for the Saturday Review magazine, called “Trade Winds”.

This was the spirit that Olivera had said was trying to work through him, and after Arigo began his work as a psychic surgeon his severe headaches stopped and only returned when he later decided to temporarily discontinue his surgery. This example of psychic surgery was filmed, along with many of Arigo’s operations at this time, and showed Ario slitting Puharich’s arm with an unsterilised penknife, removing the growth and slapping it in Puharich’s hand.

Stephanie rated it it was ok Jun 22, John Grant Fuller Jr. What they uncovered was a story that defies belief and yet it is a true story. One of the many physicians who witnessed Arigo’s psychic surgery was Dr.

Jose Arigo – Alleged Psychic Surgeon and Healer – Eye Surgery and Lasik Houston

The account of this miraculous cure is, like the majority in the case of Arigo, anecdotal, so it is impossible now to verify the truth of most of the stories. Maria Silveiro, Margues saw Arigo remove a piece of tissue Thomas rated it liked it Aug 06, The Ghost of Flight was based on the tragic Eastern Air Lines airplane crash in Decemberand the alleged supernatural events sugreon followed; it was eventually turned into a popular made-for-television movie.

Web site design by Brian Haughton, July-November From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Puharich claimed to have witnessed thousands of Arigo’s operations during the investigations and himself had a benign tumour removed from his arm in a few seconds, completely without pain. In he was arrested and held for seven months for practicing medicine without a license.


Popular medium of Spiritist movement. Once this was done, he would call each patient into a cubicle where subsequent diagnose and tbe would be administered.

His successes are apparantly confirmed by Western Science. How, for example could Arigo have faked the eye surgery mentioned above, especially in front of other medical practitioners? 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.

But none of these facts, all carefully brought together and examined, can add up to an explanation. He claimed to have performed psychic surgery with his hands or with simple kitchen utensils while in a mediumistic trance, therefore he was also known as the Surgeon of the Rusty Knife.

Committee for Oc Inquiry. Sometimes rusfy penknife passed arigl a lighter would do. The records still held at th John G. Kevin rated it really liked it Apr 04, The procedure is often undertaken with bare hands or extremely basic medical instruments and surrgeon little if any trace of the skin having been broken.

Debra A Sensel rated it it was amazing May 05, He wiped the women’s eye with it and she was cured. Oct 18, Justin rated it it was ok. Arigo was staying at the same hotel as the senator, who had recently learned that he was suffering from a cancerous tumour which required immediate treatment.

Perhaps due to friends in high places Arigo was subsequently pardoned and released without serving his sentence. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife

Neerav Shah rated it really liked it May 20, The condition risty inoperable, in desperation she, her father and Cruz travelled to see Arigo at his primitive surgery. However, in he was arrested again, this time on charges connected with witchcraft, and given 16 months in jail, despite the fact that the authorities were unable to find anyone to testify against him amongst the hundreds of thousands he had treated by that time. After claiming to have channeled Dr. The scissors appeared to move of their own accord.


Arigo performed surgery with no anaesthesia, no painkillers, no sterilized equipment. 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. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, but was pardoned by President of Brazil Juscelino If de Oliveira.

There is no evidence to prove the existence of a doctor of that name, however many mediums have claimed to be channeling his spirit.

But no matter what the topic, his voice is loud and clear. However, there is no substantial evidence that he ever healed anyone.

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? Twisting the knife around for a few seconds he rapidly extracted the bloody tumour which he threw, together with the kitchen raigo, into the sink.

However, he was allowed to continue treating people while held in jail.

Arigo’s early Psychic Surgery According to the sjrgeon, instate senator Bittencourt apparently invited Arigo along with some other miners to attend a rally in the city of Belo Horizonte. Another spectacular case occurred some time in Arigo’s hometown of Congonhas do Campo reportedly came to a standstill at the tragic news, flags flew at half mast and the mayor declared two days of mourning for the great healer.

It is a fact that there would be no ensuing infection, even though no antiseptic was used. According to published accounts, there was little bleeding, no infection and the wound never required stitches. This entity identified itself as “Dr.