Educated at the University of Uppsala, Bjerre received his medical degree in 1903.In 1905, he married his sister-in-law's mother. They moved to Stockholm in 1907 and Bjerre succeeded Otto Wetterstrand in his medical practice. His wife died later that same year. In 1911, he helped to introduce Freudian theories and concepts of psychoanalysis to the Order of Swedish Physicians and, although he would later distance himself from Freud's ideas, kept up a correspondence with Freud and Jung for many years. In 1916, he published The History and Practice of Psychanalysis [sic] which provides an accurate description of the early days of psychiatry. Bjerre was also an accomplished sculptor. His other works include Krigsbetraktelser (1916), Death and Renewal (1929), The Remaking of Marriage (1931) and Gestalter och Garningar (1958).
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