MB ChB Edin 1898, MD 1905.
Gibson was educated at Edinburgh University and London. He worked at Carlisle Dispensary before going to Hong Kong as a general practitioner and lecturer on medicine to the College of Medicine. After returning to England, Gibson held resident appointments in London and Liverpool, in hospitals for women and children. In 1905 he came to Manchester where he became a successful general practitioner. Gibson lost his left arm due to blood poisoning in 1913 and so was unable to join the RAMC. He began to concentrate on diseases of the skin and was appointed medical officer to the Manchester and Salford Hospital for Skin Diseases in 1917, a few years later being admitted to the honorary staff. Gibson became a well known dermatologist and was also physician for diseases of the skin at Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester Municipal Hospital and Booth Hall Hospital Manchester. He was an active member of Manchester Medical Society holding office as both secretary and vice-president, and was also a member of the North of England Dermatological Society and Manchester Medico-Ethical Association. Gibson also lectured in clinical dermatology at the University of Manchester. He died on 17 March 1939.