MB ChB Manch 1922; MB BS Lond 1922; FRCS Eng 1925.
Scotson, the son of Frederick Charles Scotson (see above), gained his medical education at Manchester Grammar School and the University of Manchester, where he was Bradley Surgical Scholar and won a number of academic distinctions. Scotson was awarded the FRCS at the age of 24, and had to wait a year before he was old enough to be given his diploma. He also studied at St Bartholomew's, the Mayo Clinic and other American clinics. Scotson held resident appointments at MRI before embarking as a consulting surgeon with his father in Manchester. He was assistant visiting surgeon to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital from 1934 to 1937, honorary surgeon to Manchester Northern Hospital and the Manchester Victoria Jewish Hospital from 1930, and also consultant surgeon to Crumpsall Hospital and Leigh Infirmary. Scotson was particularly interest in surgery of the gastro-intestinal tract. Scotson served on the committee of Manchester Medical Society and was vice-president and honorary secretary to the Manchester Pathological Society. After ill health and a period of depression, Scotson committed suicide on 20 March 1955. His son, John Hector Scotson was also a doctor (see below).