MB ChB Manch 1904; MRCS LRCP 1905; FRCS Eng 1907.
Talbot studied medicine at Owens College, where he gained a number of academic distinctions. He held resident appointments at MRI, Ashton-under-Lyne District Infirmary and Ancoats Hospital. During the War, Talbot was a captain in the RAMC, serving as surgical specialist in Baghdad. He was later honorary surgeon to Ashton-under-Lyne District Infirmary. Talbot was a member of MMS and Manchester Surgical Society.