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. John Grant Fuller, Jr. (November 30, – November 7, ) was a New England-based Gardner protesting Crowell-Collier’s publishing of Fuller’s book Arigo withdrew publication of his own (Gardner) book. His book We Almost Lost. Results 1 – 30 of 38 Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife by John G. Fuller and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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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. What they uncovered was a story that defies belief and yet it is a true story. I will of course leave it up to you to decide what you think of this. The contents are assured, clear, competent, tight. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.

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

November 30, — November 7, [1] was a New England-based American author of several non-fiction books and newspaper articles, mainly focusing on the theme of extra-terrestrials and the supernatural.

And yet, on film, 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. There is a song by Gil Scott-Heron, same title.


Previous owner’s name in ink. Spine has minimal reading creases. Ali Murray rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Octavo in silver wrappers; plates: Fuller died of lung cancer in Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Farzin Zaman rated it it was amazing Ariggo 23, He performed hundreds of opeations daily without antiseptics – usually with an ordinary kitchen knife or jackknife – without anestheticswithout tying off blood vessels, without major bleeding, without any of the benefits of modern sicence 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?

Surgeon of the Rusty Knife was about the life and purported supernatural healing powers of a psychic surgeon in Brazil. Views Read Edit View history.

John was also married to a NorthWest flight Attendant who was the researcher mentioned in his book “Ghost of Flight ” Mohn book We Almost Lost Detroit deals with a serious accident at the Fermi nuclear power plant near Detroit.

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John G. Fuller

Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Edition: Interesting account of some uneducated guy who performed thousands of “surgeries” with little else than a rusty knife, a long-dead German physician who gave him psychic guidance and a stong-faith in God, on the indigenous peoples of South America.

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. I am not sure whether the Philippine joyn knife surgeons were active at this time, but they were incontrovertibly proven fakes. Black Boards, bright blue spine lettering. Wanda Gonzalez rated it liked it Aug 09, Stephanie rated it it was ok Jun 22, The amazing jhn of the Brazilian peasant who slashed his patients with rusty knives, used no anesthetics and had no medical training–yet confounded the world with thousands of miraculous cures!

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Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife

Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Hardcoverpages. Brief gift note on ffep. Kris Brady rated it liked it Apr 19, Gene The Book Peddler Published: