Brobson Lutz



Brobson Lutz, a proud son of Athens, Alabama, graduated from Tulane Medical School. He was Director of the New Orleans Health Department under three mayors beginning in 1983. In addition to private practice in internal medicine, he has a weekly WVUE-TV health segment and a monthly column in New Orleans Magazine. His work after Katrina has been chronicled in the Wall Street Journal and several books. Lutz enjoys the New Orleans culinary scene but despises pasteurized crabmeat from Asia, pre-peeled frozen shrimp, and over-iced Sazeracs.




12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 4
New Orleans: The First 300 Years

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


New Orleans: The First 300 Years (contributor)

Get to know one of the most unique cities in the world!

New Orleans is unlike anywhere else on Earth—the fusion of cultures, people, and food all establish a whole greater than its constituent parts. From migration to politics to music to ethnic culture and identity, this comprehensive volume touches on all aspects of New Orleans history for the past 300 years.          

Inspired by The Past As Prelude, a publication released in 1968 on the occasion of the city’s 250th anniversary, the Labordes have created the definitive book of the New Orleans Tricentennial. It is a joint venture between public television station WYES and Pelican Publishing Company with the support of The Historic New Orleans Collection.

With contributions from some of the leading influencers and scholars of New Orleans cultural history, no stone is left unturned in this vivid depiction of one of the most unique cities in the world. This is the quintessential book on New Orleans for every history buff, citizen of New Orleans, or visitor wanting to know more about who we are and how we got here—to this place called New Orleans.


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