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Dr. Andrés Mateo, a Mexican doctor of philosophy, and a student of parapsychology, particularly of psychic healing, substantiated Andrija’s conviction that Pachita was “a marvelous gift that humanity cannot lose, and had to be spread all over the world.” This Dr. Mateo too had witnessed Pachita’s “breathtaking transplantations,” as he wrote to Andrija. “I have been not only a close witness, but actually an actor – or co-actor – to her surgical operations which were devoid of any kind of anesthesia or asepsia, or even basic cleanness, with no electric light – only a gloomy wax candle, with a dirty rusty knife (more so than Arigo’s), opening with her bare, dirty, bloody hands skin, flesh, tissues, bones, extracting tumors, exchanging whole femurs, or stomachs … and transplanting whole brains (!), both kidneys, or a whole uterus. I personally, with my own hands, have helped to keep open both sides of a woman’s skull while Pachita extirpated the woman’s whole brain, and put in its place a whole new one, with bulb hanging and all … Something Frankesteinian indeed.”

Andres Mateo, Andrija Phuarich's biography 11 Comments [4/20/2017 1:37:23 AM]
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The Angry Dybbuk

There is a good reason why this "healer" performs her...ugh..."brain transplants" in near-darkness.

This link explains it.

4/20/2017 2:07:56 AM

Malingspann

"I have been not only a close witness, but actually an actor – or co-actor – to her surgical operations"

'And for our next trick...'

4/20/2017 2:40:27 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

Oh no, a Tzimisce! White Wolf was right! We are all doomed!

4/20/2017 3:21:04 AM

Prager

Too much peyote will do this to you.

4/20/2017 3:33:51 AM



This person does not qualify for the title of Dr.

4/20/2017 4:19:29 AM

Mister Spak

"with my own hands, have helped to keep open both sides of a woman’s skull while Pachita extirpated the woman’s whole brain, and put in its place a whole new one, "



4/20/2017 4:53:25 AM

Kanna

You do know that gloomy candlelight instead of electric light was a feature, not a bug, don't you?

4/20/2017 5:00:11 AM

The Angry Dybbuk

@ #2044421:

"Doctor" Andres Mateo would just barely qualify as human if it turns out he's not just a credulous nitwit but rather an active collaborator.

Of all the hucksters out there, faith healers are among the most detestable. Worst within a terrible lot are "psychic surgeons.'

A 'laying of hands healer' might be convinced of his own ability by how his actions translate into a placebo for others. 'Psychic surgeons' know, on every possible level, their act is a scam. They perform a cheap parlour trick at the expense of vulnerable persons (who are often suffering from cancer because tumour removal is the simplest trick and so the least likely to be exposed immediately by the mark).

They must bring the blood and meat to their mark - a premeditated act.

They know their actions could cause the mark to postpone essential care.

They are wholly predatory.

4/20/2017 5:26:56 AM

Doubting Thomas

That's right, you were an actor, but not a doctor.

There's a reason "psychic surgery" is performed in dimly lit rooms, so it's harder to see the subterfuge and sleight of hand.

4/20/2017 6:00:01 AM

Swede

Honey, when you're really a co-actor (and not a mark) for a brain-transplant (i.e. the giver or the recipient of the brain), and it's done in a well-lit operation theater with lots of cameras and MRI's and such, then we'll talk.

4/20/2017 8:32:43 AM

Shepard Solus


4/20/2017 9:01:06 AM

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