MA Cantab, MB Camb 1881; LSA 1879.
Hutton was educated at St John's College Cambridge and at St Thomas's Hospital London, where he was appointed demonstrator in physiology and house physician. In the early 1880s, Hutton was appointed physician to Manchester Children's Hospital, he would work there for thirty years, by 1909 being senior physician. Hutton was also physician to Ancoats Hospital and consulting physician to the Hospital for Diseases of the Chest and Throat at Bowdon. During the illness of Dr Ashby, Hutton gave lectures at the University of Manchester on the diseases of children. In 1909 he succeeded Ashby and was appointed to the lectureship, along with the post of physician for diseases of children at St Mary's Hospital. He had to resign the post due to ill health and retired in 1913. Hutton was active in, and president of, the Manchester Pathological and Clinical Societies. He died on 10 February 1917, aged 63.