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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She did not flinch, although perfectly conscious. 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.

Other eminent individuals taken to Arigo to be treated were Brazilian Xurgeon Kubitschek’s daughter, his pilot and the head of his security police, all of whom reportedly came back cured from the great healer.

Mickman rated it liked zurgeon Mar 10, For many years he wrote a regular column for kniffe Saturday Review magazine, called “Trade Winds”.

The book was published prior to the final resolution of the case in On one occasion, when Arigo was shown a film of himself operating, he fainted. He wrote thousands of prescriptions which were pharmacologically accurate but in unusual combinations and potency. 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.

In he was arrested and held for seven months for practicing medicine without a license.

How, for example could Arigo have faked the eye surgery mentioned above, especially in front of other medical practitioners? He then collapsed, and subsequently stated that he could remember nothing of the operation.


Fuller died of lung cancer in Reuben rated it liked it Jun 25, Surgdon day he felt that the voice that had been off 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 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. Apparently, Arigo and his family were gathered round the bed of a female r elative dying from cancer of the uterus. After a few seconds Arigo pulled out the scissors, reached into the wound and removed the tumorous growth, slapping it into Cruz’s hand when he was finished.

He made thousands of correct diagnoses without even examining the patient.

Zé Arigó – Wikipedia

His reputation soared and spread throughout Brazil after it was alleged that he oof removed a cancerous tumor from the lung of a well-known Brazilian senator. This is the strange and wonderful story of Arigo – one of the greatest healers of all time.

His successes are apparantly confirmed by Western Science. During his operations he supposedly embodied the spirit of Dr.

One example of Arigo’s skill performed whilst in prison was witnessed by a Roman Catholic Judge called Filippe Immesi, who went to investigate the legendary psychic surgeon for himself. Sometimes a penknife fhe over a lighter would do. 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

Debra A Sensel rated it it was amazing May 05, Call it a hoax, call it sleight of hand – but read the book first, and judge only after you’ve seen the evidence. And yet, on surgeln, in front of witnesses, he extracts tumors and cures various other ailments in a trance, without so much as a second glance at the patient after he pronounces him cured. Retrieved from ” https: Fuller ponders long and hard whether this is true.


John Grant Fuller, Jr. Debunkers have suggested that Arigo never pierced the patient’s skin at all, but probably pinched or rolled it back over the area to be operated on, placed his hand under the roll of skin and ‘removed’ a piece of bloody animal tissue he had concealed in his clenched fist, or perhaps under the operating table.

The doctor would start with a prayer and then preach about the ill effects of drinking and smoking to all those who were gathered. Neerav Shah rated it really liked it May 20, Puharich’s research into the Arigo revealed that such operations as he had undergone himself were commonplace. A few days later on 11 January he was killed in a car crash. Puharich found that apart from his psychic surgery, Arigo was also able to diagnose illnesses, advise 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.

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

He has allegedly performed numerous surgeries for ailments ranging from cataract to malignant tumors — all with the help of his rusty knife. 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 knofe away their old Digests — I ask, “What happened?

After claiming to have channeled Dr.