Mike Oliver, who coined the term social model of disability claims that there is no such thing as the medical model of disability. So who invented this model and where is it defined? Is it real or just a strawman model that proponents of the social model for target practice? Without answers to these questions, the article is not very credible. --ChristopheS (talk) 14:48, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
The medical model in fact predates the social model. See . I've been staring at the phrase "medical model of disability" but its only when I stated searching for "medical model" without "of disability" that a whole new bunch of sources have become apparent - try it.
Given Roger's "motherlode/load", etc., I'm going to close out the merger proposal. Roger, I trust you'll do what you can on your own time to integrate the sources you found into their respective spots in this article..? Just thought I'd mention it. Thanks all. Kikodawgzzz (talk) 05:58, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
The word is "lode", it's a geological term meaning the main vein of ore. See Mother lode. "Load" is something entirely different. LOL! Roger (talk) 06:28, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
Well, I wasn't talking about a sexual 'load', I was talking about "load" in the sense of "a load of something" as in "many/much of something". :) But okay, thanks for that, because now, I know the meaning of "lode", which I did not know before. I have learned something new today!! hehe... Kikodawgzzz (talk)