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Biography of an Idea: The Founding Principles of Public Relations by Edward L. Bernays

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chapter 5

ON PARK ROW

My attitude to our two magazines now changed. Medical journalism seemed tame compared to the adventure and significance of Damaged Goods. I realized too that I should have a medical background for medical journalism. I thought longingly of returning to Paris, where, I told myself, I would gain new perspectives. I had earned enough money for a trip from my three concurrent jobs: editor of the Gazette, secretary of the Sociological Fund and tutor to teen-age boys on walking trips to New York parks on my day off. Each job paid twenty-five dollars a week; seventy-five dollars was a good income at that time for a twenty-two-year-old.

I piloted a fifteen-year-old boy to Europe in return for free passage and a small stipend, delivered ...

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