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||Frederic Dougan Bird was born at Richmond, England in March 1858, the son of Samuel Dougan Bird and his first wife. He was educated at Scotch College in Melbourne, Kings College and University College London, and the University of Melbourne. Frederic later demonstrated in Anatomy 1884 to 1887 and lectured in Surgery from 1896 to 1920. In 1914 he was consulting surgeon in Egypt and later the mediterranean, Macedonia and England. He died on 29 May 1929.