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Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife

Fuller, John G, and Puharich, Henry K, M.D. (Afterword by)

ISBN 10: 0690005121 / ISBN 13: 9780690005127
Published by Crowell, Thomas Y., 1974
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Dark cloth over boards. Blue spine titles. 274 p. B&W photo section near front. Audience: General/trade. Subtitle: 'The astounding story of the Brazilian peasant who mystified the medical profession with his surgical and healing power. ' Fuller's 10th book. In 1968, a team of American medical doctors went to meet Arigo, a man with a 3rd grade education who had become a legendary healer of over 100000. He'd been prosecuted by the government, and ostracized by his church. His primitive clinic was in a small village where people flocked. His work was documented by the American team. Very good in good dust jacket. Price clipped. Jacket has cover wear at folds, edges, scratches. Slight spine tilt to book. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.A500003238

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Title: Arigo: Surgeon of the Rusty Knife

Publisher: Crowell, Thomas Y.

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hard cover

Edition: First edition. 1st printing.

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Dust jacket notes: "In May of 1968, a team of American medical doctors arrived in a small plateau village of Brazil with extensive modern medical equipment to study a peasant named Arigo, whose cures and surgery had been reported to be nothing short of miraculous! What they uncovered was a story that defies belief and yet it is a true story. 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. This is the strange and wonderful story of Arigo - one of the greatest healers of all time. 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. 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 made thousands of correct diagnoses without even examining the patient. He wrote thousands of prescriptions which were pharmacologically accurate but in unusual combinations and potency. And, one after the other, patients left his primitive 'clinic' cured. He saved many with cancer and other fatal diseases who had been given up as hopeless by leading doctors and hospitals in many of the most advanced countries. He performed the most excruciatingly painful procedures without any discomfort to the patient. Among those he healed were the educated, famous, and wealthy as well as the poor and desolate. He never charged for his services or would accept any remuneration. Arigo's healings were witnessed by both Brazilian and American doctors. Among the latter was Henry K. Puharich, M.D., leader of the American team, who has written an afterword for Arigo...."

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