MA Edin 1892, MB CM 1896, MD (Gold Medal) 1898; MRCP Lond 1906.
Sturrock was born in Linlithgow and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where he was Vans Dunlop Scholar. He held resident appointments at Grimsby Hospital and MRI before settling in general practice in Eccles. During the war he served for two years in the RAMC before returning to Manchester as physician to Salford Royal Hospital and to the Northern Hospital for Children. In the 1920s, Sturrock developed a special interest in nervous and mental diseases, and was in charge of an out-patient department at Salford Royal Hospital. He was also a frequent expert witness for criminal and civil cases where he was called upon to judge the possibility of mental ill health. He was secretary to the Lancashire and Cheshire Branch of the BMA and was a member of Manchester Medical and Pathological Societies. Sturrock died on 27 March 1937 aged 65.