Henry MacCormac was born in Carnan, County Armagh and died in Belfast on 26 May 1886. He studied medicine in Edinburgh, Dublin and Paris, and was appointed a physician to the Belfast General Hospital in 1830. From 1837 to 1848 he was Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Belfast Academical Institution, and from 1849 he was physician to the Belfast Hospital for the Insane. He retired from active practice in 1866 to spend more time on his writing. Besides his scientific papers, MacCormac also published work on philosophical, religious, educational, social and political subjects.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.