chaplain to the British Ambassador at St. Petersburg (1862-63) ; curate of St. Paul's, Knightsbridge (186i- 67). He spent the period between 1867 and 1869 in Southern Italy ; and was collated to the rectory of St. George, in the City of London, in 1871. He is the author of: — "Mr. Gladstone and Oxford," by "Scrutator," 2nd edit. 1865; " Science and Prayer," 4th edit. 1866 ; " Is there not a Cause ? a Letter to Col. Greville Nugent, M.P. [now Lord Greville], on the Disestablishment of Uie Irish Church," 2nd edit. 1868; "The Reformation in England," 2nd edit. 1869 ; " The Ober-Ammergau Passion Play," 6th edit. 1870; " Is Liberal Policy a Failure ? " by "Expertus," 1870; "Who is Re- 8i)onsible for the [Franco-German] War P " by " Scrutator," 2nd edit. 1871 ; " The Damnatory Clauses of the Athanasian Creed rationally explained," in a Letter to Mr. Gladstone, 1872 ; " Lawlessness, Sacerdotalism, and Ritualism," 3rd edit. 1875; "The Eastern Question : its Facts and Fallacies," 1877 ; " Three Years of the Eastern Question," 3rd edit. 1878 ; besides contributions to periodical litera- ture.
MacCORMAC, Sib William, was born at Belfast, Jan. 17, 1836, being the eldest son of Henry Mac- Cormac, M.D., and Mary Newsam. He was educated in the Belfast Institution, in Dublin, and in Paris ; he became Bachelor and Master of Arts, also Master in Surgery, and Doctor of Science "honoris cattsd of the Queen's University, and re- ceived its gold medal. He was afterwards a member of the Senate, and Examiner in Surgery of the University. He was appointed Surgeon, and subsequently Consult- ing Surgeon, to the Belfast Royal Hospital. He saw service at Metz and Sedan, during the Franco- German war, as surgeon-in-chief of the ^ Anglo-American ambulance. He is one of the Senior Surg^nSj
and Lectiirer on Surgery, at S Thomas's Hospital. He is a Fello^N of the English and Irish Colleg'ef'j of Surgeons, and Examiner in Sui^- gery in the University of London. In 1881 he acted as Honorary Secretary-(Jeneral of the Interna*: tional Medical Congress, and in consideration of his services in this capacity the Queen conferred upon him the honour of knighthood. He is Knight of the L^on of Honour, Commander of the Orders of the Medjidie, the Dannebrog, the Crown of Italy, and the Takovo ; also possessor of the Orders of the Crown of Prussia, North Star of Sweden, St. lago of Portugal, Ritter Ereuz of iE^varia, and Merit of Spain. Sir W. MacCormac is the author of "Work under the Red Cross," and a treatise on "Antiseptic Surgery," besides nu- merous surgical papers contributed to medical journals and addressed to medical societies.
Mccormick, Robert, F.R.C.S., R.N., Deputy-Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets, only son of Robert McCormick, a naval sur- geon (lost in the shipwreck of H.M.S. Defence, in 1811}, was born at Runham, Norfolk, July 22, 1800. He was a pupil of Sir Astley Cooper at Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospi- tals. He became a member of tiie Royal College of Surgeons, Dec. 6,
1822, and an honorary Fellow in 1844. He entered the navy in
1823, on board H.M.S. Qitewi Char- lotte, the flagship of the late Sir James Hawkms Whitshed, at Ports- mouth. He served three times on the West India station, and accom- panied Sir Edward Parry in H.M.S. Hecla in his attempt to reach the North Pole. Sir Edward gave him the charge of the omi&ological collection. In 1836 Mr. McCormick joined H.M.S. Terror, commissioned for the relief of the ice-bound whale ships ; and in April, 1839, H.M.S. Erebus, employed with the Terror in the Antarctic Expedition, on a voyage for magnetic observation