Thursday, August 27, 2009

The amazing 'Dr Mama Simba'

Not long ago I posted details of the pamphlets of a certain 'Dr Raju' and the remarkable claims made in them. There's more - in fact there are a few regular sources of these amazing adverts. Another that I receive junk from at least as often as from Dr Raju is 'Dr Mama Simba'. Here's the pamphlet (front and back) and then some sardonic comments.

































So there's quite a bit of overlap here. Enlarging penises and shrinking vaginas for example. Not to mention assisting with career advancement and winning court cases, and managing the Tokoloshe. But there's some more conventional medical stuff here too, such as claims to help with diabetes, blood pressure, and (especially alarmingly) AIDS.

There's also the 100% guarantee. This is dreadful exploitative nonsense that in most cases is contingently very false: nothing has 100% effectiveness with any medical condition. And in some cases it's necessarily false, unless Dr Simba would honourably refuse to take the money of one side in a court case, having already rendered a service to the first. Perhaps we could do an experiment on this some time...

If you're in Durban, or elsewhere in SA, and have similar adverts please either email me, or if you've blogged them send me links - I'd like to keep on tracking this stuff.

5 comments:

Jacques said...

Your Durban doctors are crap. Neither of the two you've mentioned seem to stock the "muscle expander Mexino herb from Jamaica". Plus, in Wynberg we can get "Gambling, Lotto, Casino, Horse Racing" - Dr. Perez doesn't say whether he's a bookie or a therapist, but we should surely assume both, given the range of his powers.

Oh, and welcome back, however briefly you might linger.

Jacques said...

Forgot the link:

http://6000.co.za/2007/11/30/the-doctor-will-see-you-now/

Doctor Spurt said...

Yup, Dr Perez looks like the man. The pamphlet is strikingly similar in general design though. I wonder if it's convergent memetic evolution given similarities between superstitious gullible twerps, or whether there is a common memetic ancestor?

Anonymous said...

More likely the same Pakistani printer...

Elzet said...

Apparently workers from the eThekwini Municipality are out there scraping these advertisements off the walls, bus stops etc. According to the "powers that be or want to be" they're a bit offensive... I still need to find an ad promising me I'll get paid even if i don't work...