Dr. Horowitz solved the mystery, but was forced by politics to publish his scientific findings in England after being told by his colleague, Larry Meskin, the editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association, that Horowitz’s findings might offend the gay community and infection control advertisers. This was the first time the doctor realized rampant censorship tainted pure science, suppressing life-saving truths.
Horowitz’s “Murder and Cover-up Could Explain the Florida Dental AIDS Tragedy,” and his 9th book, Deadly Innocence: The Kimberly Bergalis Case, caused Dr. Horowitz to be “black listed” and fired from Schein for daring to say that the FBI’s methods and materials were required to solve the mystery, health professionals were not at serious risk of acquiring HIV from their patients, and the Florida dentist, who acquired AIDS, intentionally injected his patients with his blood. These facts were later spun into two Outer Limits segments—A Stitch in Time (1996) and Descent (1999) from whence cometh the newspaper headline “Horowitz Executed.”
In the first segment, energy medicine guru Robert Beck is spun into a serial killer. Then, in Descent, Horowitz is threatened with execution for vaccinating his heart-throb with a genetically-engineered virus.
Suffice it to say that the doctor’s politically-incorrect conclusions threatened his life, his family, the Schein company, and all of “organized medicine,” at that time healthcare companies were earning hundreds of millions of dollars in increased sales from the “AIDS-in-every-corner-of-every-clinic-FRIGHT.”
Infection control businesses were skyrocketing in value, purportedly to protect people from acquiring the virus lurking mysteriously behind every syringe.
Authority Figures’ Remorse
Whenever Horowitz was told or scolded for doing something “authorities” said he shouldn’t, he set out to prove them wrong.
“One problem I have, after being told by my high school guidance counselor that I didn’t have the aptitude to become a doctor,” Horowitz shared, “was that I don’t trust ‘authority figures.’”
That attitude, hard lessons learned about the untrustworthy media, corruption in medicine, biased science and commerce, and Horowitz’s firing from Schein, prompted the doctor to sell his successful “Magnolia Dental & Medical Center” on Cape Ann Massachusetts wherein he worked for sixteen years with his multi-disciplinary team successfully treating “basket cases”—head and neck pain patients—referred by his colleagues from Tufts and Harvard.